Monday, October 19, 2009


Finn and I have both had a touch of the sicklies in the last few days so we had a rather low-key weekend. Lots of cuddling and laying around was the theme. I'm grateful that the older kids were with their other parents so they will hopefully stay healthy.

On Saturday, before I started feeling under the weather, I started an autumn wreath project. Of course, I ran out of the kind of nuts I was using, and since nuts in their shells don't make an appearance until November (unlike the gaudy Halloween decorations that appear in stores around late July), it will be a few more weeks until it's complete.

Finn and I also took a brief trip to our favorite local used bookstore for some new reading material. We were thrilled with our finds. (Check out the review of Child of Faerie, Child of Earth by Salt and Chocolate. I've been hoping to stumble across this out-of-print book and felt so grateful that I did!)

Tales from the Brothers Grimm, with assorted artwork from the late 1800s/early 1900s, was an equally wonderful find. Such a beautiful edition!

Be well!


  1. I hope you guys get to feeling better! It's the season for the sicklies!

    I love your wreath idea. Are you just making it up as you go or do you have instructions that you are using?

    Great books! We love so many of your "finds."

  2. Aww, I hope you're feeling better soon.

    You found some fantastic books at the book store! Wow.

  3. what beautiful books...and what a beautiful wreath in the making! We've had the crud here too-- isn't it only October??? Hope you're feeling rested and well today.

  4. I hope you and Finn feel better soon! Looks like you got some great finds-just in time too!
    What a great idea for a wreath-can't wait to see it when it's finished.

  5. Hope you guys feel better soon! What a lovely new assortment of books ...

  6. So sorry you're all feeling sick! Your fabulous cooking will no doubt heal everyone. Those are amazing book finds, thanks for offering up some new titles!


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